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Poster: cooperway4 Date: Apr 25, 2011 10:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More to remove

seeing as how Shout! Factory claims the DVD version was taken from negatives, I don't see how you can claim it is from theatrical prints at the time.

The extra space above on the TV print appears to be part of the original print used to make the pan and scan. Most likely the person who transferred the negative back in 1956 did not have the frame centered and left off the notice. The negative would definitely not qualify as an original release print.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Apr 25, 2011 11:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More to remove

- The full frame still does not come from the Shout DVD.

- The TV print was matted with thin black bars at the top and bottom of the frame. The notice was obscured by these mattes. Removal of the notice on a print reformatted for television broadcast does not put an otherwise copyright film in the public domain. It doesn't even put that "limited distribution" print into the public domain.

- This film has never had a legitimate public domain video or DVD release - only bootlegs (and the one official DVD). Wide bootleg distribution, does not make a film public domain, even if the bootlegger states that they think it is public domain as part of the foundation for their future legal defence.

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Poster: rabid47 Date: Sep 5, 2011 5:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: More to remove

Wow......I'm choking on the rage and indignation.

Are you having a petulant frenzy?

Why not just report Blip.tv to the FBI, then you can all collect your junior G-Man badges.

What's worse than an illegal upload?......
A bunch of whining nancies.